Mar 22, 2013 10:00am PDT
by other teens on twitter. cnn's susan candiotti takes a look at the powerful impact social media is having on this case. >> reporter: at least two of the three accused teens are familiar with faces for football fans at connecticut's torington high school. edgar gonzalez named most valuable player this season and teammate are 18, legally adults. a third young man is 17, a juvenile. all three are charged with sexual assault. the two alleged victims are 13 years old. police call the alleged sexual encounters consensual, but under connecticut law that doesn't matter. >> consensual in the sense that it wasn't a "attack." not consensual because in the eyes of the law statutorily a 13-year-old cannot give consent. >> reporter: because the girls were more than three years younger than the boys, the young men are charged with sexual assault. sometimes known as statutory rape in other states. torrington is a small new england town where football is part of school, not a local obsession. different than steubenville, ohio, where just days ago two football players were convicted of raping an unconsciou
Mar 21, 2013 10:00am PDT
for new gun laws. susan candiotti with the speech, the backdrop of new york city, the mayor and involving a number of family members from the connecticut shooting. >> reporter: fredricka, it's always so hard to hear from the parents of those victims as well. what the vice president is trying to do, fredricka, is to get all the support he can especially from the public to try to fight for more as they put it common sense gun control legislation. so he's doing these speeches so that he can try to encourage the public to call their lawmakers in wherever they happen to live to try to get more support for this type of legislation. so he is calling for for example universal background checks which many people think exist but do not currently. he's asking for tighter restrictions on the size of the gun magazines and of course he and the president really pushing for a renewed ban on assault weapons. >> three months ago a deranged man walked into sandy hook elementary school with a weapon of war. that's what he walked in with, with a weapon of war. and that weapon of war has no place on measuring'
Mar 25, 2013 2:00am PDT
schools in this area are closed for the day. john? back to you. >> susan candiotti, hopefully we can put that ruler away soon. >>> let's go to parts of kentucky and tennessee where people there have been dealing with hail and very strong winds. a reporter sending us video from front porches and apartment windows. when can we get a break from this extreme weather? let's bring in jennifer delgado. doesn't look like spring. doesn't feel like spring. what's ahead? >> i know. everybody is complaining about it. they want to know when are we going to finally warm up? you saw the storms coming out of the midwest. the good news is we're not going to see any severe weather today. we're just talking all snow. still, a lot of snow to talk about in many areas covered from illinois all the way over towards pennsylvania. you can see down to kentucky as well as into tennessee. we're dealing with snow where susan was in dayton. still looking for snow coming your way. cincinnati, und nap li cincinnati, indianapolis, you'll get the backside of the snow. four to six in some parts. cleveland, the bulk of the
Mar 25, 2013 4:00am PDT
continuing to track eastward. we have this all covered for you. susan candiotti is in dayton, ohio. shannon travis is in potomac, maryland, and jennifer delgado is in the cnn weather center in atlanta. we're going to start with susan in ohio. good morning, susan. >> good morning, john. it hasn't let up yet here although it's a light snow but it really came down after the sun went down last night. that's a shout-out to the university of dayton. over my shoulder. as you can see some of the streets here are fairly clear. but others are far more treacherous as they're trying to get rid of this wet, slushy snow from a lot of areas and roads and highways in this dayton area. we are checking how much snow we've had here. now that's about four inches in the entire month of february, dayton only had four inches of snow. so, one snow fall took care of that for this month. it has been a crazy weather week friend the colorado rockies all the way to parts of florida. icy roads, slippery going near st. louis as a pickup truck slides down a street. just about everyone's tired of winter weather, in spring.